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    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    Republicans in NC trying to justify election fraud laws by creating their own election fraud. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/12/05/north-carolina-election-fraud-investigation-what-we-know/2217832002/ Mark Harris was the Amendment 1 guy from a few years back.
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    Trying to find out who makes this???

    The AGX portion of the hull ID corresponds to "Alpha Racing Boats" as the manufacturer, basically telling you what you already know.
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    Future Olympic lightweight-female dinghy

    Do people prepare for a worlds or nationals with the same intensity as they prepare for the Olympics?
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    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    I don't think the 'fish ever really took off in Europe. However, there ought to be a similar off-the-beach, simply rigged boat that can also be competitively raced.
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    Vector rudder upgrade

    I think it all depends upon if you sail from a dock or off the beach. I certainly wouldn't want to have Laser without a kick-up rudder.
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    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    They need to create an exciting Olympic event to draw in the TV viewers, whitewater rowing shells in class five rapids.
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    505 vs. 470

    Who would be steering, and who would be crewing? Five-O is hands down the better boat. Your wife is too small to crew one, but she is the ideal size to skipper a 470. I had a 470 many moons ago and enjoyed having a the trapeze, spinnaker, etc. I was fortunate to have a local fleet. However as others have stated, the build quality is poor and there is virtually no national class.
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    Rumors Floating: LP selling out??

    The damage has already been done.
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    Noob advice needed

    Is there a dock you can tie up at to raise the sails? That would make it a lot easier. I wouldn't launch with the sails up, particularly if there is wind. You are just asking for a nightmare.
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    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    Windsurfers would take exception.
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    Exciting High School Sailing Dinghy

    Getting back to the original poster, what kind of program are you looking for? One that competes against other schools in the area? Or one that mostly races among themselves?
  12. I don't think there is any backing. It isn't under any load, so it shouldn't be needed.
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    Exciting High School Sailing Dinghy

    I think there is a big emphasis on team racing, both the team racing format (traditionally done in doublehand boats) and working together as a team in the boat.
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    Exciting High School Sailing Dinghy

    I think it depends what you want to do. If you want to race against other teams, you are pretty much stuck with what they are sailing. If you just want to race among yourselves and have some fun that way, the possibilities are endless. As far as the boats you mention, I would think the 505 is generally too much boat for high school sailors. The 470 though, would have potential. They are not sailed widely in the US, but they are around. Used ones not fresh off an Olympic campaign should be reasonably inexpensive. As said, 470s are generally sailed by lightweight crews. That would make co-ed crews a definite possibility, I would think popular among high school students.
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    Kingston Ontario regatta advice

    I was going to sarcastically suggest the old prison located next to the Portsmouth Harbour facility. However after checking online, it appears to now be closed and is a tourist attraction. When I went to CORK, I thought it odd to have a prison right in the middle of town but figured it was a low security facility of some sort. Turns out it was the "Alcatraz of Canada".